Cheap Drink: Fake Arizona Tea

Of all the drinks in the world, one that is guaranteed to drive my husband wild is sweet iced tea (for further proof, click here). I made the following recipe for him, and he was absolutely delighted! The recipe says to use green tea bags, but I didn't have any, so I just used regular Lipton. I also halved the original amount of honey (that stuff is expensive!), but Adam never missed it. So here is how I made it:


  • 1 gallon water, boiled
  • 2 tea bags
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 T honey
  • 1/4 cup + 2 T lemon juice

Steep tea bags in hot water for 1 hour. Add remaining ingredients, and serve over ice.

Price breakdown:
  • Water= free
  • Tea bags= $.10
  • Honey= $.28
  • Sugar= $.13
  • Lemon juice= $.37
Total cost= $.88
Cost per 8-oz cup= $.06

This is one of those rare occasions when I actually like doing math. Ohhhhhhh, yeah!

1 comment:

  1. Your mother-in-law :-ODecember 14, 2008 at 12:48 PM

    We are waiting for the next idea.
    I have to try the Arizona Tea thingie. What would you take to a Christmas party to knock their socks off?....Hint...am looking for a recipe from your reception.... :-)


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